Benedikt Sebastian
5 min readDec 21, 2020

Twelve traits that’ll make you an authentic, better person.

In an increasingly busy and demanding world where we often feel disconnected, it is becoming more and more important to check in with ourselves and our relationship to others and the world around us.

We can change the world through little acts of kindness, which have the potential to become unstoppable forces.

We can do this by working on ourselves.

Incorporating the following twelve traits into your daily routine will help you be a kinder, gentler you, that will have a huge impact on society.

1. Be Kind

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” ― Plato

Responding to others with kindness takes very little effort but is massively rewarding. The smiles you leave behind have a tremendous effect on the world, leading from one person to another and another until it snowballs into something unstoppable.

2. Be Brave

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”― Anais Nin

We should always find the courage to push ourselves to our limits, because it is at the edge of our experiences where true growth happens. By believing in ourselves and allowing ourselves to be our authentic “self” we will be happy and through our joy we will spread love.

3. Be Humble

“A great man is always willing to be little.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

The act of being humble allows us to view the world from a different perspective. It is essentially a study of our surroundings. Through our observations we come to understand the points of view of others and it allows us to be more receptive and appreciative and ultimately more mindful.

4. Be Creative

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ― Albert Einstein

A life of creativity allows us to explore untethered and to find within the world an abundance of opportunities. When we allow ourselves to be free we can dream anything and within the fabric of those dreams we can manifest and turn out dreams into reality. Creativity makes our lives…

Benedikt Sebastian

Multidisciplinary creative and polymath, Benedikt Sebastian is a storyteller and comedian who creates for multiple mediums.